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Thank you my wife, Professor Ishola said before he gave up the ghost – widow

widow recounts husband’s last moments Ibadan – Mrs Adebola Ishola, wife of the late renowned playwright, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola has said her husband gave no sign that he was going to die anytime soon. Akinwunmi Ishola She told newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday evening that Ishola took a spoonful of custard on Saturday at 9 a.m and repeatedly said: ‘Thank you my wife’, before he gave up the ghost moments after. Ishola died at exactly 9.30am in his Akobo residence in Ibadan on Saturday. The widow said that Ishola had on Friday night taken ‘ amala (food from yam powder) and bean soup’ dished for him. “He finished everything. My husband did not give any sign that he would die. “We give glory to God. The children said we should call the doctor anytime we feel that what he could...

How late film maker, Kasvid discovered us —Aki and Pawpaw

…as Nollywood pays last respects to him Screen twins, Osita Iheme a.k.a Pawpaw and Chinedu Ikedieze a.k.a Aki who took the Nigerian movie industry by storm  after featuring in that debut movie, “Aki na Ukwa” looked sober Tuesday evening, as they relived memories of how the ‘Aki and Pawpaw’ brand was created  years back. The duo spoke at the candlelight/tribute night in honour of the man that created the Aki and Pawpaw brand, Chukwuka Emelionwu, popularly known as Kasvid. A notable film maker and marketer, Kasvid  died last month in a fatal accident, while on his way to his village in Anambra State. He was reputed to have produced popular movies such as  “Mr. Ibu in London”, The last Burial”, August Meeting”, Isakaba”, ‘Aki na Ukwa among other movies. He also created su...

Hollywood star Kerry Washington tweets birthday wishes in Igbo

Abuja – Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington, set social media buzzing recently when she tweeted a goodwill meassge in Igbo to wish Nigerian born American actress Uzor Aduba, a happy birthday. Currently starring in the hit ABC drama “Scandal,” Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network TV drama. She wrote:”@Uzoaduba, Ncheta Ubochi omumu gi. Ekele diri Chineke.” (Happy Birthday. Glory be to God.) Washington, who is married to Nigerian NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha and has two children. Aduba, celebrated her 37th birthday on February 10. She came under the spotlight for her role as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on the Netflix original series ‘Orange is the New Black’. Some tweeter users have been commending the two ...

Banky W, Adesua’s wedding documentary airs on Africa Magic

Abuja – A documentary on the celebrity wedding between R & B Singer Banky W and Actress Adesua Etomi is set to hit TV screens on Africa Magic channel on Jan.6. bankyw-wedding According to the official trailer released by Africa Magic, the documentary titled “The Wellingtons”, showed the couple sharing details on why they chose to share their special day with the world. Africa Magic is a collection of Pay TV entertainment channels that focus on African programming. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the marriage between the two celebs caused a lot of frenzy on the internet with hashtag handle #BAAD2017. Also, at the traditional wedding, TV Personality, Ebuka Obi-Unchedu stole the show with his `one of a kind’ designed Agbada outfit. . Before their traditi...

Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week – Disney

The latest episode in Disney’s mammothly popular “Star Wars” series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues in just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson said Sunday. A member of Malaysia’s Star Wars Fan Club dressed as Darth Maul (C) attends a viewing of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at a cinema in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to take in an estimated $65.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend in North America, for a total $530.3 million total since it opened there three weeks ago, said industry watcher Exhibitor Relations. That comes on top of an estimated $523 million taken in internationally by this eighth “Star Wars” episode. The blockbuster space saga stars Daisy Ri...

Davido’s 30Billion concert trends worldwide

BY ROTIMI AGBANA  2017 just keeps getting better for Davido as his concluded 30 Billion concert sets a new record not just in Nigeria but globally. The much-anticipated concert which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, on Wednesday, December 27, is recorded as the biggest music concert of the year as it thrilled fans across Lagos State and beyond, with the hashtag #30BillionConcert trending in two major continents; United Kingdom and United States. Davido and Wizkid Fans were treated to a great show across the world and adulation has continued to pour in for the B.E.T Award winner. This latest feat further cements Davido’s stake as one of Nigeria’s biggest artiste  of 2017. Among the highlights that ensured a worldwide trend of the concert include  Mohits  Records reunion on...

Lepacious Bose opens up on her past

By Benjamin NjokuTalented comedienne, Bose Ogunboye,  popularly known as  Lepacious Bose   yesterday, took a trip down memory lane,  revealing  how the devil stole her happiness for 25 years, not just because  she was obese but also, because she had to cope with hypothyroid. Lepacious Bose Lepacious Bose made this startling revelation on her Instagram page yesterday. She blamed the devil for her predicament, saying “ the devil stole 25 years of my life due to weight and hypothyroidism. I suffered in silence because no one understood my issues, I didn’t even understand myself.” According to Lepacious Bose, her work as a comedian did little to help her situation, although she successfully made people laugh while performing on stage most times, she drove home in tears and...

Golden Globes: Hollywood’s test of the Weinstein effect

The nominations will be unveiled Monday for the Golden Globes, kicking off an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry. Harvey Weinstein: A randy producer? The announcements, which come two days before the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations, are the first major bellwether of momentum going into the Oscars race. Awards analysis website Gold Derby is predicting that coming-of-age romance “Call Me By Your Name” will be the top contender with six nominations. “In addition to best film drama, we’re betting on nominations for lead actor Timothee Chalamet, supporting actors Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg, director Luca Guadagnino, and the screenplay by James Ivory,” said senior editor Daniel Montgomer...

Big Brother Nigeria returns

By Benjamin NjokuMultiChoice Nigeria, has announced  the return of Africa’s biggest reality television show, Big Brother Nigeria, for a third edition. Sponsored by  Payporte, leading online store, the return of BBN follows the critical success of the second edition which saw aspiring hip-hop artiste, Efe Ejeba winning the coveted N25 million prize money and SUV after almost three months of drama, intrigue, betrayal and entertainment in the Big Brother house. Photos: Big Brother Naija Housemates Bisola, TTT, Kemen, others hang out Speaking on Big Brother Nigeria’s return, the Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “Around the globe, the Big Brother format remains one of the most popular genres of entertainment and this is also the case in Nigeria....

Olumese: Man who abandoned priesthood for night club

Popular night club owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nite Shift Coliseum, Chief Ken-Caleb Olumese, says his intention to have other feel of life made him to operate a night club over being a priest. Chief Ken-Caleb Olumese Olumese, popularly known as the “Guvnor”, made the disclosure while speaking on Sunday on the sidelines of the Lagos International Drink Festival. “I have no regret for my decision,” he said He was one of the dignitaries and discussants at the drink festival at the Balmoral Event Centre of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday. Over 3,000 participants, 2,000 International and Local Exhibitors and 500 delegates gathered at the first ever three-day International Drink Festival put together by the Balmoral Group. However,...

As many go ga-ga over royal engagement, China asks: Harry who?

Prince Harry’s marriage to US actress Meghan Markle next May promises to be the wedding of the year and this week’s engagement news made headlines around the world — but not in China. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The vast majority of Chinese are better acquainted with Harry Potter than Prince Harry and news of his engagement made barely a ripple in the country. AFP hit the streets of Shanghai — China’s most cosmopolitan city — armed with a colour photograph of the happy couple to ask people if they recognised Harry or Markle, who played a lawyer in the hit US television show “Suits”. Of 10 passersby, just three were able to recognise one of the most famous men alive and none could name his fiancee. “President, right? President and his wife?” asked Hu Jie, the boss of...

Miss Green & White beauty pageant to promote peace, says Porbeni

The Miss Green and White Nigeria Organisation has announced that it is set to organise a pageant whose sole aim is to promote peace and unity in the country. Juliet Geoffrey Porbeni This was made known by the organisation’s president, Ambassador Juliet Geoffrey Porbeni while addressing the media on how true beauty ought to be celebrated. Juliet said, “Miss Green and White Nigeria beauty pageant is designed to promote peace and unity and help build a better society through its campaign and advocacy programs. At the same time, the pageant celebrates the beauty of Nigerian children and young girls, presenting them as ambassadors for peace and unity.” She expressed concern over the negativity and violence in which young people are exposed to and the urgent need to refocus ...